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Samsung leader to leave prison after being granted parole

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y. Lee, in jail after convictions for bribery, embezzlement and other charges, has qualified for parole and is expected to leave prison this Friday. “The decision to grant Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y.

Software mogul John McAfee commits suicide in Spanish prison

BARCELONA: British-born US technology entrepreneur John McAfee died on Wednesday by suicide in a Barcelona prison after the Spanish high court authorised his extradition to the United States on tax evasion charges. McAfee’s lawyer, Javier Villalba, said the anti-virus software

Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernie Madoff dies in US prison

NEW YORK: Bernie Madoff, mastermind of the largest financial scam in history that unraveled during the 2008 economic crisis, has died in jail. He was 82. Madoff had been suffering from chronic kidney failure and prison chiefs had denied his

Biden revives efforts to close down Guantanamo prison

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden’s administration has launched a formal review of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, reviving the Obama-era goal of closing the controversial facility before he leaves office. Aides involved in internal discussions are considering

Four Lyari gangsters imprisoned for possession of explosives

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court in Karachi sentenced four men to jail for possession of explosives, arms, and ammunition. Abdul Aziz was sentenced to imprisonment for 10 years, while Sohail alias Sunny, Saleem, and Majid were sentenced to five years each.

Saudi princess pleads for release from high-security prison

RIYADH: A prominent Saudi princess jailed without charges has made a rare public appeal to the king and crown prince on Thursday for her release from a high-security prison. Princess Basmah bint Saud, a 56-year-old businesswoman and an outspoken royal

Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison

NEW YORK: Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison on Wednesday following his sexual assault and rape conviction last month after he made an unrepentant statement to the court. The sentence was handed down in

China sentences former Interpol chief to 13 years in prison

BEIJING: Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who was detained on a visit to China in 2018, was sentenced to more than thirteen years in prison for bribery. Meng is among a growing group of Communist Party cadres caught in President

PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah released from prison

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah has been released from prison after the Lahore High Court (LHC) granted him bail in the narcotics case. The former Punjab law minister was released after furnishing two surety bonds worth Rs1

Consuming gutka may lead to six years in prison

KARACHI: People involved in production, consumption, storage and sale of chewing tobacco also known as gutka will face imprisonment from one to six years. A bill against production, regulation, storage, and sale of chewing tobacco was presented in the Sindh

Lahore resident wants places of worship for minorities in prison

LAHORE: Shehryar Safder from Lahore’s Shahdra area wants the government to construct a place of worship in prisons for the members of religious minorities. He filed a petition in Lahore High Court on Thursday. In the filed petition he has